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Pastor Jamal Bryant apologized profusely for trashing Kevin Samuels in a fiery sermon on Mother's Day.

The relationship guru died of an apparent cardiac arrest in his Buckhead apartment on May 5.
 
RELATED: Kevin Samuels' Net Worth in 2022
 
Bryant criticized Samuels for insulting single women over 35 by calling them "leftovers."

"How can a man say that you are of low value after 35? How can a man say that you do not have the level of traction of a high-powered man when that man has got to get a GoFundMe for his funeral?"

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Bryant issued an apology in a new sermon this past Sunday, Pastor Bryant apologized to Samuels' family, the community and his brothers in the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.

"An apology is only messed up if you match it with an excuse. An apology comes with ownership... When people hold you accountable that does not make them a hater. When people hold you accountable, that means they have an expectation...," he said.
 

Samuels' family has denied he died broke. However, others say Samuels portrayed himself as something he wasn't: a high-value man.

A woman posted a video on TikTok that shows Samuels rented a basement apartment in a home in 2021. He also parked his BMW on top of cardboard in the street outside the home to catch oil leaks.

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Rapper Lil Keed died suddenly at age 24 in Los Angeles on Friday, May 13, his management company, 300 Entertainment confirmed.

Sources tell Sandrarose.com the rapper died from multiple organ failure due to an overdose of lean.
 
RELATED: Lil Keed’s Pregnant Girlfriend Breaks Down in Emotional Post: 'I Can’t Breathe'
 

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Lean, also known as purple drank, purple lean, and sizzurp, is a concoction of prescription codeine cough syrup and hard candy mixed in a soft drink like Sprite. Addicted rappers sip lean from styrofoam cups.

Keed's brother, rapper Lil Gotit wrote on social media:

"Can't believe I seened you die today bro [sic] I did all my cries I know what u want me to do and that's go hard for Mama Daddy Our Brothers Naychur and Whiteboy."

Lil Keed, real name Raqhid Render, was signed to Young Thug's YSL record label and 300 Entertainment. The two rappers grew up in the same neighborhood in Atlanta.

Keed was scheduled to perform on Saturday at a music festival in Charlotte, N.C. when he passed away on Friday.

Rapper Gunna, who is also signed to Young Thug's YSL label, is reportedly suffering from codeine withdrawal symptoms in Atlanta's Fulton County Jail.

Gunna and Young Thug are among 28 defendants indicted for violating the state's felony RICO law and criminal gang activity.

Lil Gotit says he spoke with Young Thug and Gunna about Keed's death in jailhouse phone calls over the weekend.

Lil Gotit wrote in a post on Instagram:

"Talked to @thuggathugger1 yesterday. Keed u f*cked him up with this one but we know you guarding him through these times and make sure he gone be alright We da Proud Family can't nothing stop us [sic]."

He added:

"Talked to @gunna he good just sad what's goin on wit twin but everything gone be in our favor [sic]."

 

 




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Candace Owens showed up at the Topanga Canyon home of Patrisse Cullors with a film crew on Saturday.

Cullors immediately hopped online to complain that the conservative activist was knocking on her door and harassing her.

Cullors said it was "unacceptable and it's dangerous for anybody, any stranger, to come outside of my house."

On Friday, Owens released video footage proving she did not harass or intimidate the Black Lives Matter co-founder.

The footage shows Owens standing politely outside the front gate while speaking with a security guard over an intercom.

Owens captioned the video:

"BREAKING! I am pre-releasing the footage of me showing up at one of Black Lives Matter founder’s, Patrisse Cullors, multiple mansions. Remember she fake cried and said I harassed her? LIAR. I kindly spoke to a white security guard (who remained silent) through a gate."

Owens and other journalists accuse Cullors of using BLM funds to enrich herself. She reportedly owns five million-dollar homes which she purchased over the last five years.

Owens went to Cullors home to ask if she misappropriated funds meant for Black Lives Matter.

Cullors previously stated a $6 million mansion she bought in Saudio City, CA. was used for BLM purposes and a "safe space" for Black people.
 




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Jesse Williams stepped out in New York City's Tribeca neighborhood on Wednesday - two days after he went viral.

Tickets to Jesse's Broadway play "Take Me Out" are selling like hotcakes after his cakes went viral on Monday.

The Helen Hayes Theater installed a new infrared camera system facing the audience that will automatically detect if someone is filming.

Offenders will be escorted from the theater and the footage will be erased from their phones.

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The New York Times reported the new system was installed on Wednesday. The producers are considering whether the play will be stopped if someone is caught filming.

"This will allow us to focus on an audience member who looks like they're doing something suspicious, and assess whether they're just going through a purse to get a breath mint or pulling out a phone, Peter Dean, director of production for Second Stage Theater, told the Times.

In a tersely worded rebuke, the production company called the leaked video an "unacceptable violation of trust between the actor and audience..."

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As you know, Jesse went viral on Monday when a theater patron ignored the venue's strict no cell phone policy and filmed his shower scene.

The award winning play is about a gay baseball player who comes out to his teammates.
 
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Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors cleared the air about her personal use of the $6 million mansion she purchased, allegedly with donated BLM funds.

Cullors previously denied using the 7-bedroom estate for her own personal purposes. Cullors spoke to the Associated Press and admits using the mansion to throw parties for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' inauguration.

She also threw a party for her son's birthday.

Cullors has been under siege since New York magazine broke the story about her real estate portfolio in an article in 2020.
 
RELATED: Black Lives Matter Secretly Bought a $6 Million Dollar House
 
At the time, Cullors slammed the report as "racist" and she insisted the house was purchased for Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation to "work, create content, host meetings and foster creativity."

Patrisse Cullors, who resigned from the organization last year, said the mansion was purchased as "a safe space for Black people in the community" where Black residents are less than 3% of the population.

She also claimed BLM hasn't used the house because "the property needed repairs and renovation."

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Meanwhile, Patrisse and her modern family have not had a moment's rest since they moved into the spacious Studio City, California home.

News trucks are parked outside the home day and night and reporters jockey for position on the lawn.

Conservative activist Candace Owens took a cameraman with her when she knocked on Cullors' front door asking to speak with her this past weekend. Cullors took to social media to wail that Owens was harassing her.

"She was demanding that I come outside," Cullors told her 367,000 Instagram followers.

"It's really unacceptable, dangerous when Candace Owens, another Black woman, who is actually working as a part of the right-wing agenda, comes outside my house with cameras."

Cullors is one of three Black Lives Matter founders. The other two women also resigned.

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A weatherman for a Fox News affiliate in Memphis deleted his entire Twitter page after he posted a racist tweet about NBA star Draymond Green.

Joey Sulipeck is the chief meteorologist for Fox 13 News in Memphis. He faced public backlash after he sent out a tweet following Game 3 of the Western Conference NBA playoffs.

Sulipeck attacked Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green, referring to him as a "knuckle-dragging" gorilla.

In the now-deleted tweet, Sulipeck wrote:

"And chew on this: Draymond runs his knuckle-dragging open mouth ALL GAME LONG, but mild-mannered Kyle Anderson despite ones call and gets ejected? Next level jackassery [sic]."

Sulipeck, who is white, deleted the tweet and nuked his entire Twitter account following public backlash and a dressing down from a fellow Memphis media member.

He has not been punished and still has his job.

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TMZ obtained audio of the desperate 911 call made by a woman who was with Kevin Samuels when he died of an apparent cardiac arrest on Thursday morning.
 
RELATED: RIP: Kevin Samuels Dead at 56
 
In the audio the woman identified herself as a nurse and told the dispatcher Samuels was breathing but he had an irregular heart rhythm.

She told the 911 operator she didn't know Samuels' apartment number because it was her first time visiting there.

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As she grew frustrated with the dispatcher, she said, "Are you listening to me? Oh my god, it's Kevin f---ing Samuels!"

She also asked the dispatcher to call the front desk for an AED defibrillator. But there was no one working the front desk that morning.

The dispatcher connected the nurse to a medic who then coached her on the number of chest compressions.

She grew frustrated again and threatened to hang up the phone.

"Either I hang up with you, or you call downstairs to the front desk to get me a f---ing AED right now! He's turning blue," she said.

Samuels, 56, was pronounced dead on arrival at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.

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A Charlotte woman says she received an eviction notice after her daughter and a friend were asked to stop twerking in the pool at their luxury high-rise apartment.

Marshette Foster, who is Black, said the apartment's concierge asked her 21-year-old daughter, Alanah Foster, and a friend to stop twerking in the pool.

The concierge approached Alanah and told her someone reported their sexually suggestive dancing in the pool. Marshette Foster told the Observer her daughter told him she would stop dancing.

The concierge also told Alanah she had too many guests at the pool. Alanah was with a group of four people.

Alanah and her friend reportedly cursed at the concierge.

Foster told the Charlotte Observer she believes her family was targeted by a different concierge whenever they went to relax in the pool.
 
READ ALSO: Kansas mom returns home to find apartment completely cleaned out due to ‘clerical error’
 
Element SouthPark management said the eviction stemmed from "extremely unacceptable behaviors" exhibited by Alanah and her guests that also included fighting.

The management company provided the Observer with several videos that show Alanah and her guests cutting up at the pool and in the hallways over the weekend.

However, Foster denied the allegations. "They're making us out to be unkempt, uncouth, that we don't follow the rules," she said. "It's not true. It's like they're fabricating."

Foster said she's paid $2,600 a month for a 2-bedroom apartment at the luxury high-rise since July 2021.

Foster retained an attorney who advised her to stay in the apartment past the eviction deadline while legal papers are filed to contest the eviction in court.

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Update: The nurse's name was misspelled in the police report. An RN with the correctly spelled name is licensed in the state of Kansas. She reportedly works as a traveling nurse at an Atlanta hospital.
 
Originally published on May 7, 2022:

Mystery surrounds the 32-year-old "nurse" who was with Kevin Samuels when he died on Thursday morning.

On Friday several media outlets published a police report revealing the woman's name as O.A. She claimed she met the relationship guru on Wednesday evening and spent the night with him.

O.A. told police that Samuels awoke around 6 a.m. Thursday and complained of chest pain before losing consciousness and collapsing on top of her.

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He was pronounced dead on arrival at Piedmont Hospital.

A search of social media platforms turned up dozens of women with the name O.A.

However, one IG user with the same name identified herself as a 32-year-old RN in Atlanta.

The person used a stolen photo of an Instagram model as her profile pic. Why would an RN do that?

A commenter on a popular message board claims the woman is a traveling RN from Kansas who works at a hospital here in Atlanta. But a search of the Kansas Board of Nursing does not turn up that name as an RN or LPN.

Also, there is no license under that name in Georgia, Florida, Alabama or Tennessee. She has to be licensed temporarily in Georgia if she works at a hospital here.

Did the police ask for identification to confirm who the woman said she was?

Why isn't she licensed anywhere if she is a nurse?

So many questions.

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Sonya Curry shared her personal story about abortion amid the news that the Supreme justices are overturning the abortion rights law.

Sonya, best known as the mother of NBA superstar Steph Curry, said her eldest son wasn't a planned pregnancy.

She first mentioned her decision in her new memoir Fierce Love. In her memoir, Sonya said she considered aborting Steph, but she changed her mind in the abortion clinic.

"There could be no Stephen," she said in a recent podcast interview.

"If I would've gone through that, there would've been no Wardell Stephen Curry the second. You know, God had a plan for that child, and, just the spirit interceding at that moment, in a way that I didn't even know at the moment was happening... just spoke to again the purpose of faith..."

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Steph is the son of Sonya and former NBA star Dell Curry. He was born in Akron, Ohio, while his father was a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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The Root published a blistering editorial about YouTuber Kevin Samuels titled "When Will Kevin Samuels Finally Be Canceled?"

The writer, Candace McDuffie, asked: "Why does Kevin Samuels continue to have a platform when it's built on the backs of the women he hates?"

Samuels, who calls himself an "image consultant", is a vindictive, anti-woman vlogger who dispenses misogynistic advice and degrades Black women on his YouTube channel.

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McDuffie was offended that Samuels, 56, referred to women who are 35 and unmarried as "leftovers."

"If you have made it to 35 and you are unmarried, you are a leftover woman," he said last week. "You are what is left. Men know that there is likely something wrong with you. Whether you want to hear it or not, I'm going to go there with you. I'm telling you the truth that you don't want to hear."

McDuffie writes:

"Samuels himself is 56, twice divorced and currently unmarried yet somehow he — and all men — are excluded from this logic. Despite data proving single and childless women are the happiest population subgroup, the self-proclaimed influencer still voices his deep-seated contempt for us. Statements like these reinforce sexist beliefs that we alone carry the burden and shame of singledom. Not to mention, Black women are constantly being reminded about the discriminatory nature of modern-day dating."

She continues:

"We are the least likely to be approached on dating apps and for years have been barraged with statistics claiming that we are the group also least likely to marry. Samuels not only plays on the hysteria that a woman's greatest fear is being single — he amplifies it. For Black women, his words are even more damning."

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Angelia Woods, a Black mom of four, works as an accountant for the state of Florida. "I am what you would consider homeless," she tells WFTS News.

When asked how an accountant can be homeless, Woods explains, "You have to pay to live, and therefore, you can't afford to move."

Woods pays nearly $2,000 a month for her family of 5 to live in a hotel room in Tampa, Florida.

Woods says her paycheck from the Florida Dept. of Transportation is not enough to cover rent and expenses.

She is just one of thousands of middle-class workers who are homeless due to the lack of adorable housing in Florida.

Woods says she earns too much money to qualify for state benefits.

"I never thought I would be in a situation like this."

Woods said she doesn't have the money for first and last month's rent that most apartment complexes in Florida requires.

According to a new study, Miami ranks as the least affordable place to live in the U.S.

A one-bedroom apartment in Miami rents for $3,000 a month.

Rents are rising by double digits in Miami and nationwide, and there seems to be no solution in sight.
 

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FOX 5 News anchor Alyse Eady is not here for Twitter users denying her ethnicity.

Eady, 34, stunned Atlanta's FOX 5 viewers by wearing an ethnic braided hairstyle while on the air. According to news analysts, braided extension hairstyles violates dress code and journalistic standards in some markets.

Eady, a former Miss Arkansas 2010 and Miss America 2011 runner-up, checked a follower who objected to her wearing braids extensions because she is white.

The tweet was deleted, but the man referred to Eady as a culture vulture - a public figure who misappropriates another culture.

Eady may look biracial or mixed race, but looks can be deceiving. Google Images shows both of her parents are fully Black.

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"Who's gonna tell him...," Eady tweeted to her followers after the man's offensive comment. She followed up with another tweet: "I'm BLACK! And if you feel foolish now, you should."

Eady's followers were supportive and praised her for passionately defending her Black heritage.

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News of the US/Russia prisoner swap that freed former U.S. Marine Trevor Reed was met with mixed reactions on social media.

The U.S. State Department swapped a Russian drug lord for Reed this week.

Reed's return to U.S. soil was met with celebration, but WNBA fans expressed dismay that the Biden administration didn't include Brittney Griner in that exchange.

The WNBA all-star is still languishing in a Russian jail and is now one of two high-profile U.S. citizens detained in Russia.

Brittney's petition on Change.org grew to nearly 80,000 signers calling out the administration and others for not doing more to free the Phoenix Mercury center.

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Griner's petition is one of the fastest-growing petitions on Change.org's site this year.

The 31-year-old was arrested upon her arrival at a Moscow airport in February. Officials say they found vape cartridges containing oil derived from the marijuana plant.

Griner remains in pretrial detention until May 19. She faces 10 years in prison if convicted.

Griner's life partner, Cherelle Griner, expressed joy for Reed's family in a post on Instagram.

"I do not personally know them, but I do the pain of having your loved one detained in a foreign country. That level of pain is constant and can only be remediated by a safe return home. For the Reed family, that day is today."

A Twitter user wrote: "I'm so happy for Trevor Reed and his family! However, we need to do the same for Brittney Griner."

"What about Brittney Griner, tho?" another person tweeted.

"Brittney Griner couldn't get in on the release???" a third person asked.

"Why is it so hard to get Brittany Griner home??? ... The US just let a Russian drug lord go you would've thought the marine and Brittany would've been a good trade for US," another added.

The WNBA season begins on May 6 and Brittney Griner will not be there," writes publicist Alaina Curry. "The Department of State recently made comments that Griner's case is a "top priority" but will this be soon?"

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A 1-year-old girl was mauled by her family's pit bull dogs and will undergo a second surgical procedure, CBSLA reports.

Ruby Cervantes' mother Jamie Morales told CBSLA the family pets attacked the toddler without provocation.

The attack happened at Morales' home in Pico Rivera, California at approximately 10:15 p.m. on Sunday.

Morales said the 2 dogs were let inside the house and they immediately attacked Ruby. Morales watched in horror as the two Pitt bull dogs fought over little Ruby as if she was a chew toy.

Several family members tackled the 2 dogs to pry the baby from their jaws. However, the dogs became more aggressive and refused to let go.

That's when Morales grabbed a knife and stabbed the 2 dogs, killing one.

"It was very scary, I thought my daughter was going to die," Morales told CBSLA.

"I felt helpless. Me being helpless, and me not knowing what to do. The only thought in my mind was I had to kill him, I had to," she said.

Morales suffered bites to her face during the attack, but she was able to save her child.

Ruby's grandmother, Margaret Morales, was also injured when she tried to pry the dogs' jaws apart.

"My granddaughter's fine, she's in surgery right now... bit her ankle, her shoulder," Margaret told CBSLA outside the home.

The second pit bull was taken to Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control where it will be put down.